Earlier this year, Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson stepped aside from the sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, because of creative differences with Marvel. However, Marvel is reportedly in talks with Sam Raimi to take over the Doctor Strange sequel. If that deal closes, then Derrickson endorses Marvel’s decision for his replacement.
Via his Twitter account, Derrickson shared his reaction to the news and his thoughts about Raimi.
I’ve worked with Sam Raimi. One of the nicest people I’ve known in the film business, and as a director, a true living legend. What a great choice to take over Doctor Strange.
— N O S ⋊ Ɔ I ᴚ ᴚ Ǝ ᗡ ⊥ ⊥ O Ɔ S (@scottderrickson) February 6, 2020
Raimi helped pave the way for the modern superhero blockbusters with the original Spider-Man trilogy. He also helmed the Evil Dead trilogy, Drag Me To Hell, Darkman and other genre favorites. Derrickson will remain on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as an executive producer.
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So far, only Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen have been confirmed for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. A recent report indicates that Rachel McAdams won’t return for the sequel. However, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Benedict Wong are expected to return. Filming will begin in May.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will hit theaters on May 7, 2021.
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